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Reception for Rick and Armetta Wright – this Sunday June 25

This Sunday June 25 – Church of the Nations will be with University Baptist Church in the “big sanctuary”. Rick and Armetta Wright will speak for a few minutes toward the end of the service. There will be a “sending forth” for them. Rick will begin serving as pastor of Livingston United Methodist Church on Sunday July 2. That is in Livingston Louisiana – about 30 miles away.

There will be a “luncheon reception” in the fellowship hall about 11:45 a.m. to say thank you and good bye to Rick and Armetta. We encourage American and international friends to come if you can.

Activities for internationals this Sunday

Bible Study starts 9:15 a.m.
Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car. Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

    • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50 a.m.
    • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55 a.m.
    • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00 a.m.
    • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

FYI = Science Saturday! at LIGO Livingston – Saturday June 17

This is not a Church of the Nations activity. We are sorry but we are not planning to take a group. We simply want to let everyone know about a great opportunity to learn about exciting science every month. 

Okay… many of you heard remember the news. That LIGO detected and confirmed gravitational waves! But did you know… one of the two LIGO facilities in the United States is “down the road”… about 30 miles away… in Livingston Louisiana? One of the most important discoveries in cosmology and physics happened in our “backyard” right here in Louisiana. Gabriela Gonzalez – the spokesperson for LIGO Livingston – is a professor at Louisiana State University!

Bonus = Dr Gonzalez will speak tonight at at the Highland Park Observatory for the monthly meeting of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society. Starting at 7:00 p.m. She probably does not start speaking until ~ 7:30 p.m.

LIGO Livingston has a Science Saturday the third Saturday of every month. In which the facility is open to the public. There are science demonstrations… science exhibits… all (most?) of which people can touch and work with them… a video that explains LIGO… and a tour of the facility including a visit to the control room. Maybe you will notice another gravitational wave! This month it will be 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tours of LIGO are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We know some families who visit LIGO Livingston every month because they and their children enjoy it so much. Tomorrow the theme for Science Saturday will be “balancing science”. I have no idea what that means.

Where is it? How do you travel there? It is about 30 miles away – usually it takes 45 minutes by car. Click here for directions.

Important announcement from the pastor Rick Wright

I am genuinely sorry if you learn this news through a post on our website. We want to tell all of you in person. It is not possible because of our schedule this month . We decided to wait until after Sunday June 4th to share this with you our dear friends.

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1)

Eighteen years ago our family answered the call of God on our lives and moved from Virginia to Louisiana. It was in some ways a foreign land that has become our home. And only the call of God can make us leave our ministry with internationals through Church of the Nations and University Baptist Church. Several weeks ago a whisper during my evening prayer time became an unexpected call to “go” to a new place. It is with sadness and gratitude we share with you that the call of God is clear, and he is leading us to a new place of service for his kingdom. Rick will serve as pastor of another church near Baton Rouge.

It is a great gift of God to work with Church of the Nations. We have built friendships with people from all over the world. And have had the honor of working with the best team of volunteer ministers. To work with Church of the Nations is to swim in an ocean of joy.

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Paper = Baptismal theology and practice of Hubmaier

The file needs some cleaning up. One of my better papers from seminary. “Baptismal theology and practice of Balthasar Hubmaier” – July 20 1997.

CH2-PAP2 needs cleaning (DOC)
Paper_BaptismalTheologyPracticeBalthasarHubmaier_19970720 (DOCX)
DOC026 (PDF)

Ideas for movie night?

(2) It is difficult to find movies that are good for children and adults. Some movies are too “children” and most are too “adult” (violence monsters horror and violence).

(2b) A few months ago we had a lesson about movies. And we shared the idea for an “international film festival” during the summer. Yes we know Cinemark at Perkins Rowe already does this. But how about a series of movies from other countries? that “express the culture, beliefs, and dreams of your people”? For example – if someone says “what movie from the last 10-15 years represents Nigeria / China / South Korea / Russia / Japan / Brasil / Iran / India / Mexico?” what answer might you give? We do not know if or when we will do this “film festival”. However…

(3) Please share with us your ideas for Movie Night. Even share with us your ideas for a movie… from your home country… that would be a good choice for an “international film festival”.

Special music concert – Sunday May 21

 

 

Sunday May 21 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the “big sanctuary” at University Baptist Church. The combined choirs of (1) Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette and (2) University Baptist Church. We are very excited about this special concert of music and song. If you plan to come… and live near Louisiana State University… and need a ride – send us an email. We will try to organize someone who can come and pick you up for the concert.

 

 

Join us for activities this Sunday

 

  • Bible study* at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride… please contact us and let us knowWe are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car. Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

  • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop near the The Hub sign not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50 a.m.
  • Gourrier (near El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55 a.m.
  • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00 a.m.
  • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00 a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Special worship service this Thursday evening

Special Maundy Thursday worship this Thursday starting at 7:00 p.m. in the “big sanctuary” of University Baptist Church. This service focuses on the “Last Supper/Meal” that Jesus shares with his closest friends. This service will also include Communion – which is the holy meal that Christians share together.

If you plan to come and need a ride… contact us (email works best). We should be able to pick up people starting around 6:30 p.m.

Movie night! this Friday March 3

Church of the Nations is planning on movie night this Friday March 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. (Please note this is earlier than when we usually start Movie Night. This is so that younger children can come.) We will turn the chapel into a giant movie theater! Free drinks, snacks, and delicious popcorn. This activity is free! Families and children are welcome.   We will have English Conversation on Friday March 10, 17, and 31.

For legal reasons we cannot say on our website what movie we will show. (Because of license and advertising law. It is difficult to explain.) If you ask us we can tell you. It will be a movie that is good for children and adults.) We have not chosen the movie yet (although we think we have).

We are not able to pick up people with the church bus. If we can pick up people and you need a ride… you must email us by Thursday so someone can meet you at one of the “bus stops” on this list. We no longer go to every stop on this list. It will help if you know someone who can give you a ride. It is usually not a problem to take people home. If you need a ride… the time will be *60 minutes earlier* than the time for English Conversation. Simple. See our English Conversation schedule. One hour earlier.

University Baptist Church in the “chapel”
5775 Highland Road, 70808

203 Leeward Drive chapel

Directions from Louisiana State University (very easy and close to LSU):

  1. Drive southeast along Highland Road
  2. Drive past Lee/College Drive
  3. Turn left onto Leeward Drive (first road on left after digital sign)
  4. Turn left into the second parking lot (the “back” side of the church facility)
  5. The “chapel” is at the back… on the left… near the church bus